Why Business Administration (with pathways) at VUM?

Studying at VUM means joining a trip towards transforming your way of thinking and towards a successful career with a flying start!

✔️ Varna University of Management (VUM) is one of the leading educational institutions offering a Business Administration program in Bulgaria. The language of instruction is English and students complete their education with two degrees. Upon successful graduation and meeting the requirements of our strategic academic partner Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK, along with their Bulgarian degree from VUM, they are awarded a British Degree BA(Hons) Business and Management. Moreover, the Program provides opportunity for specialization in the spheres of Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, International trade, Marketing and Sustainability, based on specialized modules in the 2nd and 3rd year of education.

✔️ The Business Administration program prepares specialists in the field of administration, management, teams’ organization and management, planning and controlling of processes, tasks and projects. Students acquire important theoretical knowledge in economics, management, marketing, law, finance and accounting as well as practical skills such as leadership, conflict management, organizational behavior, working with modern information systems and many others.

✔️ Problem-based and case-based learning techniques that we apply during the course of education are related to the actual business practice. In other words, our goal is to develop students ability to think critically and to analyze all functional areas of business in different institutional and organizational contexts. By the end of the course our students are ready to be entrepreneurs with a strong knowledge in the field of business administration, rich intercultural awareness and innovative thinking, who are prepared to contribute to positive changes in the business environment.

✔️ VUM has an extensive and sophisticated network of more than 200 active academic partners, where our students can carry out their obligatory practical training. Thus, they get a real opportunity to create contacts, gain skills and experience in a real environment and lay the foundations for their future successful business realization.

Important information

The courses are taught entirely in English. Classes are small and encourage crosscultural dialogue and personal connections. As a leading business school in Eastern Europe, VUM has the exceptional privilege to educate students from start to graduation in programmes leading to Cardiff Metropolitan University’s British degree. And this is without the usual requirement for students to spend a year in the UK. VUM students follow a synchronized curriculum with Cardiff Metropolitan University and have to meet the same high standards in learning and examinations.

Place of study


Language of instruction


Beginning of the learning process

October / February

Duration of training

3 years (6 semesters)

Scholarships, fees and student loans
Detailed information on scholarship opportunities, semester tuition fees and student loans
Admission Requirements
We at VUM offer short and clear steps for admission of candidates. The main requirements for students are high motivation, good results from the high school diploma and a good level of English language proficiency.
In the process of admission Varna University of Management strictly follows the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria.


The Business Administration program is made in a regular form of training. Classes are held from Monday to Friday, including lectures and practical classes on a pre-approved schedule.

Year One
(Students follow 70 credits of core modules)
Year Two
(Students follow 60 credits of core modules and 10 credits of elective modules)
Year Three
(Students follow 40 credits of core modules and 20 credits of elective modules)
  • Economics (10 ECTS)
  • Human Resource Management (5 ECTS)
  • Strategic management (10 ECTS)
  • Accounting (5 ECTS)
  • Organisational Behaviour (10 ECTS)
  • Change Leadership (10 ECTS)
  • Business communications (5 ECTS)
  • Marketing research (5 ECTS)
  • English (5 ECTS)
  • Management (5 ECTS)
  • English (5 ECTS)
  • Second foreign language (5 ECTS)
  • English (5 ECTS)
  • Entrepreneurship and project management (5 ECTS)
  • Diploma project (10 ECTS)
  • Research and statistics (5 ECTS)
  • Intercultural awareness for business (10 ECTS)
  • Diploma seminar
  • Information technologies (5 ECTS)
  • Managerial accounting (5 ECTS)
  • Marketing and business environment (10 ECTS)
  • Second foreign language (5 ECTS)
  • Finance (5 ECTS)
  • Summer internship II (10 ECTS)
  • Second foreign language (5 ECTS)
  • Summer internship I (10 ECTS)


Career development

✔️ There are many benefits of studying in Business Administration Program and the most significant one is the numerous career opportunities for professionals in many sectors, including commerce, education, government and private business and others.

✔️ Our graduates have a successful career in a wide range of organizations, companies and institutions, both in Bulgaria and abroad. As well as managers in business and non-profit organizations, our students are also prepared to cope with the challenges of private entrepreneurship, to create, manage and develop profitable own businesses.

✔️ At VUM we prepare our students for the highly competitive global labour market and provide them with practical advice and expertise. VUM maintains excellent contacts with business partners in Bulgaria, Europe, the USA, and more, thanks to which our graduates have the opportunity to spend up their practical training and to successfully start their career in various partner institutions and organizations all over the world.



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